Five prisoners died on spot and 13 others were critically injured in a road accident on Rugando-Kabwohe road in Sheema District.
Sheema District Police Commander Ezekiel Emitu said yesterday said the Monday accident occurred at around 4pm when the Fuso Lorry carrying firewood and 45 prisoners overturned on a slippery section.The Prisons Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Baine, said it was “unfortunate incident.”
By press time, the bodies were still at Kabwohe Health Centre IV in Sheema where postmortem was carried on them. Mr Baine said the bodies would be transferred to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where relatives will pick them for burial.
Two prison staff Innocent Birungi and Muthubari Mumbere are among the critically injured.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor